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Late Bishop Muzorewa's Party Resurfaces, Dismisses Opposition Coalition Talks

  • Gibbs Dube

UANC chairperson Gwinyayi Muzorewa.

Former Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Prime Minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa's revived party says it won't join any opposition ahead of the crucial 2018 general elections.

The United African National Council (UANC), now being led by the late Muzorewa's relative, Dr. Gwinyayi Muzorewa, has already launched its election manifesto indicating that it will field Dr. Nesbert Tonderai Mtenedzanwa as its presidential candidate and several other people in council and parliamentary polls to be held sometime next year.

The party, which collapsed soon after Muzorewa's death, still believes that it has grassroots support though it has fared badly in all elections it has contested since Zimbabwe attained independence from British rule in 1980.

The United African National Council is being revived.
The United African National Council is being revived.

Several parties, including the Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai, are in the process of crafting coalitions ahead of the 2018 general elections.

UANC says no to a coalition with any other political party. The Party launched their manifesto in preparation for 2018 and they said they will contest in all constituencies. The party believes they still have support.
It is the first political party so far to launch its manifesto ahead of the polls.

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